Thursday, April 28, 2016

Outline of April 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
GarageBand 10.11
Apr 07 '16
Mac OS Music

What's New
• Updates compatibility with GarageBand for iOS and Live Loops projects
• Opens Music Memos projects
• Supports Logic Remote for iPhone and iPad Pro
• Adds over 2,600 new Apple Loops and sounds 
• Improved reliability when downloading additional content
• Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility
Bluetooth Update for MacBook
The Bluetooth update for MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) improves compatibility with third party bluetooth devices, and is recommended for all users.

Post Date: Apr 19, 2016

File Size: 157.8 MB

System Requirements
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016) 
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4
iMovie 2.2.2
Apr 20 '16
iOS Universal Photography

What's New
• Resolves a stability issue when using Display Zoom on iPad Pro
• Stability improvements
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.19
This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

       • Fujifilm X-E2S
       • Fujifilm X70
       • Leica S (Typ 007)
       • Leica X-U (Typ 113)
       • Nikon D5
       • Nikon D500
       • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS60 / DMC-TZ80
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-6300
       • Sony Alpha SLT-A68

For more information on supported RAW formats, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT205272.

For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.

Post Date: Apr 21, 2016

File Size: 8.1 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
Apple Store 3.7
Apr 21 '16
iOS Universal Shopping

What's New
- Adds 3D Touch support for applicable devices.
- The Apple Store app is now available in Korea, Russia, and Thailand.
- You can now apply for the iPhone Upgrade Program right from the Apple Store app.
iMovie 10.1.2
Apr 28 '16
Mac OS Video

What's New
• Easy to find New Project button in the Projects browser
• Larger project thumbnails that match the look of iMovie for iOS
• Fast project creation lets you begin editing with a single click
• Clicking a video clip selects the entire clip, instead of a range
• Keyboard shortcut to select range within a clip in the browser and timeline (hold down R key while dragging)
• Support for App Preview resolutions for iPad Pro (1600 x 1200) and Apple TV (1920 x 1080)
• Improves stability
The next meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
Hardware Updates
MacBook
1 slide instead of 44
MacBook Air
1 slide instead of 45
Louie Louie

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, April 24, 2016

NCC-Mac April 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, April 28, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.

This month, besides the usual software updates, there were a couple of hardware refreshes. Also, no promises just yet, but I may have a demo of how to record Louie Louie in Garageband.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Slideshow of March 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here's a link to the slideshow of the March 2016 NCC-Mac meeting.

Outline of March 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting
Music Memos 1.0.1
Mar 17 '16
iOS Universal Music

What's New
• Stability improvements and bug fixes
watchOS 2.2
This update includes support for pairing multiple watches to one iPhone, Maps improvements and new language support. This release also includes additional improvements and bug fixes.

    •    Adds support for pairing multiple Apple Watches to one iPhone
    •    Adds Nearby in Maps to browse for places around you by category, including Food, Shopping, and more
    •    Adds support for system language in Catalan, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, and Ukrainian
    •    Adds support for dictation in Catalan, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Ukrainian, and English (Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Indonesia)
    •    Adds support for Siri in Malay, Finnish, and Hebrew
    •    Increases frequency of background heart rate measurements when you are stationary

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
  
Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
Security Update 2016-002 Mavericks
Security Update 2016-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

File Size: 370.80 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
Security Update 2016-002 Yosemite
Security Update 2016-001 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

File Size: 462.1 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Combo Update
OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Update
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all OS X El Capitan users.

This update:

• Adds the ability to passcode-protect notes containing personal data in Notes
• Adds the ability to sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or date modified in Notes
• Adds the ability to import Evernote files into Notes
• Adds support for sharing Live Photos between iOS and OS X via AirDrop and Messages
• Addresses an issue that may cause RAW images to open slowly in Photos
• Adds the ability for iBooks to store PDFs in iCloud, making them available across all your devices
• Fixes an issue that prevented loading Twitter t.co links in Safari
• Prevents JavaScript dialogs from blocking access to other webpages in Safari
• Fixes an issue that prevented the VIPs mailbox from working with Gmail accounts
• Fixes an issue that caused USB audio devices to disconnect
• Improves the compatibility and reliability of Apple USB-C Multiport Adapters

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

File Size: 1.94 GB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
iTunes 12.3.3
This update adds support for syncing iTunes with iPhone SE and iPad Pro.

Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

System Requirements
OS X version 10.8.5 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
iOS 9.3
With this update your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch gain improvements to Notes, News, Health, Apple Music and a new feature called Night Shift that may even help you get a better night’s sleep by shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum at night. New features, improvements, and bug fixes include:

Night Shift
When enabled, Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location, then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum and may even help you get a better night’s sleep.

Notes improvements
Protect notes that contain your most personal data with Touch ID or a passcode
Sort notes alphabetically, by date created, or by date edited
When sketching, quickly bring up a fresh canvas with a two finger swipe, or by tapping the New Sketch button
A new checklist button at the bottom of every note makes it easier to create lists
Show thumbnails instead of large images and attachments by long-pressing on any image or attachment in a note
Choose whether photos and videos taken within Notes are stored only in Notes, or also added to Photos
Long-press on an Evernote Export file to import its contents into Notes

News improvements
New Top Stories section in For You highlights the most important stories of the day
Discover something great to read in Editors' Picks, a selection of channels and topics handpicked by our Apple News editors
Swipe left on stories in For You on iPhone to quickly share or save or swipe right for more options
Play video stories right from For You — without opening the article
Read stories and watch videos in landscape orientation on iPhone
Change the text size in articles to make reading easier

Health improvements
Related third-party apps for select data types such as weight, workouts and sleep are displayed in the Health app
Health dashboard adds support for move, exercise, and stand Activity data and goals from Apple Watch
Easy access to Dashboard and Medical ID using 3D Touch Quick Actions from the Home screen
Third-party apps now have access to Activity rings and summaries from Apple Watch through HealthKit

Apple Music improvements
Add songs from the Apple Music catalog to playlists without having to add them to your library
Watch music videos on iPad in full screen
See what’s playing on Beats 1 directly from the Radio tab — without having to tune in
Tap the name of the currently playing song in Now Playing to go to the album
See which songs are most popular on albums in the Apple Music catalog

Photos improvements
Extract the still image from a Live Photo by tapping Duplicate which will give you the option to duplicate the Live Photo, or just the still image
Improved download performance of full size original photos or videos stored in iCloud Photo Library
Share Live Photos between iOS and OS X through AirDrop and Messages

iBooks improvements
Adds the ability for iBooks to store your PDFs in iCloud, making them available across all of your devices
Adds support for downloading previously purchased audiobooks from the iBooks Store
Adds the ability to share your audiobook purchases with any of your family members using Family Sharing
New controls for reading Manga more comfortably with faster page turns and simple controls for enlarging text
Adds Apple Pencil support to highlight and save your favorite passages for later

Education improvements
Introduces a preview of Shared iPad that enables multiple students to use the same iPad at different times throughout the day
Adds support for signing into iCloud with Managed Apple IDs
Adds compatibility for the new Classroom app
New configuration options to control the organization of apps on the Home Screen
New controls to determine which apps to show or hide on the Home Screen
Adds support for new restrictions for iCloud Photo Library and Apple Music

CarPlay improvements
Apple Music members now have access to their For You and New content in CarPlay
New Nearby screen in Maps to quickly find Gas, Parking, Restaurants, Coffee, and other driving essentials
Siri speaks more concisely when reading back and composing messages in CarPlay
Equalized sound levels between different audio sources in CarPlay

Dolby Digital Plus
Adds support for playing video encoded with Dolby Digital Plus audio streams with support for multichannel output using the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter
Hardware keyboard improvements and fixes
Enables the use of arrow keys to navigate through lists in Spotlight, Mail and Safari
Enables the use of space bar to scroll in Mail
Improves performance when using the space bar to scroll in Safari
Adds the ability to bring up the software keyboard from the Shortcut Bar when a hardware keyboard is connected
Fixes an issue that could prevent unlocking an iPad using the hardware keyboard
Fixes an issue that caused hardware keyboards to become unresponsive in captive login pages
Fixes an issue that could cause the Messages input field to disappear behind the Shortcut Bar when connected to a hardware keyboard

Other improvements
Maps adds support for getting a highlighted view of destinations and stops for a specific transit line by tapping on it
Maps now displays whether there are multiple transit line options for each route suggestion
Wallet app adds the ability to view the app related to a card or pass in the Wallet app by tapping an icon on the card or pass
Apple Pay adds support for signing up for store rewards programs with Apple Pay at point of sale terminal
Podcasts adds support for fullscreen video playback
Activity app adds a new Workout tab with monthly summaries of key metrics and the ability to filter by workout type
Move to iOS now offers app suggestions from the App Store based on apps installed on your Android device
iCloud Storage adds proactive status information and in-app notifications to let you know before you run out of space
Two-factor authentication is now available for all iCloud accounts
Support for Spanish (Latin America) system language
Siri support for Finnish (Finland), Hebrew (Israel), and Malay (Malaysia)

Enterprise bug fixes
Resolves an issue that could prevent some VPP purchased apps from launching after being updated
Adds iCloud backup support for device-assigned VPP apps
Addresses an issue that could prevent certificates from installing correctly when updating configuration profiles
Fixes an issue for some IPSec VPN configurations that could cause the internet connection to be interrupted after a VPN session was ended
Fixes an issue to prevent iBooks from emailing enterprise managed PDFs from unmanaged accounts
Resolves an issue for some Exchange users that caused Calendar to send multiple responses to the same invitation
Improves reliability for devices connecting to OS X Caching Server

Accessibility bug fixes
Improves 3D Touch reliability with Switch Control Accessibility option
Fixes an issue where VoiceOver interferes with speech after dictation
Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not write a review on the App Store
Resolves an issue where VoiceOver becomes unresponsive when receiving a phone call with a Bluetooth headset
Fixes an issue where large text was unreadable in Reminders
Other bug fixes, performance and stability improvements
Fixes an issue where manually changing the date to May 1970 or earlier could prevent your iOS device from turning on after a restart
Fixes issues that could prevent some iCloud Backups from completing
Fixes an issue for some users where Health data was incomplete after restoring from iCloud Backup
Fixes an issue where an inaccurate battery percentage could be displayed
Addresses an issue that prevented iMessage or FaceTime activation for some users
Addresses an issue that could prevent displaying the Phone interface while receiving a call
Fixes an issue that enabled overriding restrictions applied to cellular data toggle
Fixes an issue that caused notification settings to appear in the Watch app for apps that were not installed on Apple Watch
Improves reliability when using 3D Touch on the keyboard
Improves stability of the Phone app when setting up voicemail
Improves stability of the Mail app when your device is low on storage
Improves stability in Mail while using Mail Drop to send large attachments

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:



​For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Post Date: Mar 21, 2016

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 7.3
Mar 21 '16
Mac OS Developer Tools
  
What's New
Xcode 7.3 includes Swift 2.2 and SDKs for iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

New in Xcode 7.3:

• iOS and OS X playgrounds in Xcode are interactive and respond to user-generated events such as button clicks and iOS gestures
• Code completion offers more intelligent suggestions, including options based on the first letters of words within the API
• Devices window supports switching between multiple Apple Watch devices paired to a single iPhone
• Debugger automatically imports the frameworks needed when evaluating both Swift and Objective-C expressions
• View debugging adds additional inspector information, context menus, and Assistant editor options
• Static analyzer identifies more potential issues related to nullability and Objective-C generics 

New in Swift 2.2:

• Swift toolchains downloaded from Swift.org can be easily selected in the updated Components tab in Preferences
• New #file, #line, #column, and #function expressions
• Improvements to the standard library including new removeFirst() and removeLast() methods on slice types
• Conditional build option can compile specific code blocks within the same file based on current Swift version
• New #selector expression to reference the Objective-C selector of a method
• Failable class initializers can return 'nil' before calling the superclass initializer
• Improved compile-time diagnostic messages
• Deprecations to syntax such as ++, --, and C-style for loops in preparation for the future Swift 3 release
Classroom 1.0
Mar 21 '16
iOS iPad Education
  
Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.

Assign Shared iPads to students
- Once configured, Classroom connects to nearby student devices
- Classroom intelligently assigns students to the Shared iPad they most recently used
- Log students out of Shared iPad at the end of a session to prepare for the next class

Start, focus, or pause student work
- Launch any app, website, or book on student devices with a tap
- Lock devices into a single app to help students focus
- Lock screens to pause work or refocus your class

See what your students see with Screen View
- See an overview of all student screens at once
- Focus on a single student screen
- Students are informed when their screens are being viewed

Share student work on the classroom Apple TV
- Showcase the great work your students are doing to the class
- Use AirPlay to wirelessly present a student’s screen
- Students are informed when their screens are being presented

Reset forgotten passwords right in the classroom
- Reset a Managed Apple ID password without calling IT

Organize student devices using groups
- Classroom automatically creates groups of students based on the apps they are using
- Teachers can create groups to break students into project teams
- Perform actions on entire groups or on individual students within groups

Great for use with both 1:1 and Shared iPad student devices
All actions take place over the local network only

Requirements

iPad with iOS 9.3 or later
iPad (3rd generation) or later, iPad Air or later, iPad mini (1st generation) or later, iPad Pro
App configuration via Mobile Device Management server
Supervised Student devices enrolled in Mobile Device Management server
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled on both student and teacher devices
Student devices within Bluetooth range of the teacher device running Classroom
iTunes U 3.2
Mar 24 '16
iOS Universal Education
  
What's New
• iTunes U now supports Managed Apple IDs and has been optimized for Shared iPad
• Collections, courses and your content are now searchable from Spotlight Search
• Ability to search assignments anywhere within iTunes U and via Spotlight Search
• Improved experience in countries where restrictions are enabled by default
• Improved offline syncing of grades and private discussions
• Minor performance and stability improvements
iBooks Author 2.4.1
Mar 29 '16
Mac OS Productivity

What's New
• Security updates
iOS 9.3.1
Fixes an issue that caused apps to be unresponsive after tapping on links in Safari and other apps

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
The next meeting will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
The new iToys from Apple's March 21 Event.

Q&A, General Discussion

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NCC-Mac March 2016 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the North Curry County Macintosh Users is Thursday, March 31, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library. How was your 31-day march?

This months topic is "The new iToys from Apple's March 21 Event."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Slideshow of February 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Here is the link to the slideshow of the February 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting.

Outline of February 2016 NCC-Mac Meeting

Announcements
If you're a new attendee, please give us your email address so you'll be able to get meeting announcements.
Some of Apple's software updated since our last meeting

Xcode 7.2.1
Feb 02 '16
Mac OS Developer Tools

What's New
Xcode 7.2.1 includes Swift 2.1.1 and SDKs for iOS 9.2, watchOS 2.1, tvOS 9.1, and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan.

Fixed in Xcode 7.2.1:

• Command line tool 'xcodebuild test' will no longer time out waiting for Simulator.app to launch
• Resolved a debugger crash that could occur in code depending on a binary Swift library or framework 
• Updated the certificate used to develop Apple Wallet passes, Safari Push Notifications, and Safari Extensions
• Additional bug fixes and stability improvements
iTunes Movie Trailers 1.4.2
Feb 04 '16
iOS Universal Entertainment
  
iTunes Movie Trailers puts the newest HD movie previews in your hands. Browse trailers, clips, and featurettes for the biggest Hollywood blockbusters and independent cinema, view stunning HD photos, explore a year-long calendar of movie releases, find showtimes near you, and get ticket info directly from your iPad or iPhone. 

What's New
The latest update includes support for iPad Pro and a number of minor performance and stability improvements.
The next meeting will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016, 4:30 PM at the Langlois Library.
(subject to confirmation)
How I Deal with Malware

OS X Security Features
Firewall
Application Level Firewall introduced in OS X Leopard.
Sandbox
OS X Leopard
File Quarantine (XProtect)
OS X 10.6.8 added regular malware definition updates..
Gatekeeper
Introduced in version 10.7.5 of OS X Lion.
System Integrity Protection
In OS X El Capitan, certain system files, folders and processes are flagged for protection with an extended file attribute. Among the protected directories are: /System, /bin, /sbin, /usr (but not /usr/local), /etc, and /var. The symbolic link from /tmp to /private/tmp is also protected, although /private/tmp is not itself protected. Most preinstalled Apple applications in /Applications are protected as well.
Trojan Horses & Social Engineering
Spam
spamcop.net
Phone Spam
Use a phone with a Caller ID display
Call Blocker
Q&A, General Discussion